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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000020ScribusFontspublic2021-11-09 21:39
Reportercbradney Assigned Tocbradney  
Status closedResolutionfixed 
Product Version1.3 
Summary0000020: Improve Font selection capabilities
DescriptionPerform some sort of font grouping, and then give access to font modifier buttons. Eg
Group All Bitstream Vera Sans together, and allow Bold, Italic, Underline, etc buttons.
Tagsfont selection


related to 0001692 closedcbradney New font selection capability based on gtfonts and Tsoots gettext code 
has duplicate 0002563 closedringerc Bind several fonts and font-styles to key's to work faster 
has duplicate 0006618 closedcbradney where are the italics? 
related to 0001076 acknowledged New (Sub) Style definition for Boldface, Italics and Plain 



2004-08-25 10:42

reporter   ~0002231

Allow me to suggest as an alternative the use of submenus for font variant selection. Modifiers may not be ideal due to the vast variety of variants: light, regular/medium, bold, book, black, oblique, condensed, extra bold, extra condensed, etc etc etc. They'd also need to be greyed out if not availible.

The approach used by Suitcase under MacOS works very well IMHO. There's a menu entry per font, which will choose the most "ordinary" variant if selected, and a submenu hanging off that with all variants (including the "ordinary" default).

For example:

Helvetica ->
    Helvetica Bold
    Helvetica Oblique


2004-09-24 19:51

reporter   ~0002517

Agreed. Sorting out variations of the same font (oblique, cursiv, italic | bold, medium, heavy, black | small caps) would really cut the length of the fonts list to manageable size.

Also, in the font selector in the properties palette, place the fonts that are used in the current document on top.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2003-11-19 17:59 cbradney New Issue
2004-08-25 10:42 ringerc Note Added: 0002231
2004-09-23 23:01 cbradney Product Version => 1.3
2004-09-24 19:51 packetbell Note Added: 0002517
2005-06-26 08:29 ringerc Status new => assigned
2005-06-26 08:29 ringerc Assigned To => fschmid
2005-06-26 08:29 ringerc Relationship added related to 0001692
2005-06-26 08:29 ringerc Relationship added related to 0001077
2005-06-26 08:30 ringerc Relationship deleted related to 0001077
2005-09-15 16:34 ringerc Relationship added has duplicate 0002563
2005-09-15 16:36 ringerc Relationship added related to 0001076
2007-12-30 21:36 cbradney Relationship added has duplicate 0006618
2016-04-05 23:56 Kunda Tag Attached: font selection
2021-10-30 09:48 cbradney Assigned To fschmid => cbradney
2021-10-30 09:48 cbradney Status assigned => resolved
2021-10-30 09:48 cbradney Resolution open => fixed
2021-11-09 21:39 cbradney Status resolved => closed